Destinations To Avoid During The Rainy Season

For most people, when they go on vacation they don’t want it to rain. A sudden downpour can ruin your sightseeing plans or make taking public transportation very difficult. Some destinations are notorious for the amount of rain that they get, especially during their rainy season. If you are planning to do any traveling soon, here are some destinations that you should avoid.

Seattle

There’s probably a good reason why Seattle is known as the coffee capital in the United States- it’s often rainy and cool and residents almost always need something hot to warm them up. The rainy season is from October through March with November and December being quite treacherous with the frigid temperatures on top of it as well. By far the best time to visit Seattle is during the summer when it’s relatively dry and warm.

Vancouver

Vancouver follows a very similar weather pattern to that of Seattle. From October through April it’s very rainy and during the winter months it’s very cold as well. The summer months offer very pleasurable weather, but the city tends to be busy with a flock of tourists visiting the area.

Laos

The entire country of Laos experiences their rainy season from May through September. Not only is it very wet during these months, but very hot as well during the day and cool at night. It can be a difficult time of year for tourists to visit because they are having to alternate between wearing a poncho and a light jacket. The rain lets up well before the holidays which makes Laos a great place to visit for Christmas or New Years.

Anchorage

The rainy season in Anchorage occurs from June through October. After the rainy season, the temperature tends to drop dramatically and the city often receives a lot of snow between November and March. By far the best time to go to Anchorage is from the end of March through the month of May.

Hawaii’s Big Island

When you think about Hawaii you don’t often think about it being rainy. However, the month of November is generally the wettest. Because of this, it’s also the most affordable time to visit Hawaii as hotel rates and airfare tend to be significantly less.

If you do find yourself traveling to one of these place during their rainy season, remember to pack plenty of dry clothes and an umbrella. Have you ever had to modify your travel plans because of the rain?

 

Jungle Cruise Themed Restaurant Coming Soon “The Skipper Canteen”

It seems that the Disney theme parks have been going through renovations for quite a while now. In addition to the new rides that have slowly been completed, there’s a new restaurant as well. The Skipper Canteen will be offering park goers an interesting experience that is themed after one of their favorite rides.

The Theme

The Skipper Canteen is going to be themed after the popular Jungle Cruise attraction. This restaurant is rumored to be similar to the Be Our Guest restaurant and will offer table service for dinner and counter service for lunch. Disney hasn’t revealed a lot of details yet, but supposedly the restaurant will have a few dining rooms include a meeting room of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers as well as a crew mess hall. The menu is supposed to have a corny feel and the staff will have plenty of eye rolling jokes to offer its guests.

Idea Behind The Restaurant

One theory as to why Disney is adding the Skipper Canteen to its ever-growing eateries in some of its theme parks is because fans were displeased with the removal of the old Adventurer’s Club that was once located in Pleasure Island. Of course the Skipper Canteen won’t be the exact same restaurant, but it’s supposed to have a similar, lighthearted feel. There will be a lot of memorabilia from the Jungle Cruise attraction thrown in as well.

About The Jungle Cruise

The Jungle Cruise is one of the most beloved attractions at the Disney theme parks. It first opened in 1955 and is one of the oldest rides in Disneyland. It opened in the Magic Kingdom in 1971. The attraction simulates a ride in a riverboat that goes down some of the major rivers in South America, Africa and Asia. On the attraction riders view audio-animatronic animals and have a guide on board the vessel that provides narration in a humorous way. Despite there being a script, most of the guides ad-lib as much as possible to add more fun and authenticity to the ride. The Jungle Cruise ride is about 7 minute long.

This new restaurant is expected to open at the end of 2015. In addition to the Skipper Canteen, Disney just announced that they plan on adding Star Wars themed lands to both their Florida and California parks. These new lands will include 14-acre attractions which will be Disney’s largest single themed expansion to ever occur.

 

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